4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of April 30th

  • The long-running Oklahoma psych-rockers The Flaming Lips have announced their first proper Greatest Hits album, which collects 11 songs released by Warner Bros. Records between 1993 and 2017. A deluxe edition will draw from album tracks, B-sides, outtakes, and some of the band’s more out-there material for a total of three CDs’ worth of music. In addition, the band is forging ahead with plans to reissue some of their earliest material, originally recorded for Restless Records prior to their 1991 signing to Warner. Scratching the Door and Seeing the Unseeable will be collected as a six-disc set and released June 29.

 

 

  • Dashboard Confessional is teaming up with country artist Brantley Gilbert to raise money for the victims of the Waffle House shooting in Nashville.The band is teaming up with I Believe in Nashville charity and to sell t-shirts with the words “I Believe In Heroism.”

 

 

 

 

  • Kate Bush has been commissioned to pen a written tribute to Emily Bronte, which will be displayed on a stone as part of a new memorial to Bronte and her equally celebrated sisters near the family’s home in the UK. The new memorial is being unveiled as part of the Bradford Literature Festival.

 

 

 

  • Alt-Pop singer Halsey has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to develop and star in a film loosely based on her life, Deadline reports. According to Deadline’s anonymous sources, the pitch is to create “a vehicle that does for her what 8 Mile did for Eminem.” It would be Halsey’s first major acting role—though, of course, she’d be appearing as herself.

 

 

  • In a new profile for The Cut, Liz Phair has a strong desire to take down President Trump. The singer-songwriter then explained that the current political climate is inspiring her to be more assertive and present in all aspects of her life. and it sounds like she’s going to have plenty of opportunities to assert herself. For starters, she’s working on a memoir, Horror Stories, for Random House. Phair is also embarking on a brief tour in support of the 25th Anniversary Girly-Sound to Guyville box set at the end of May.

 

  • Florence and the Machine are hitting the road for a short run of “intimate” dates in the U.S. and the U.K. Florence Welsh and her cohort will be performing in Brooklyn (two nights) and Los Angeles in the U.S. They will also be opening up for the Rolling Stones at London Stadium on May 25. “Sky Full of Song,” which was released two weeks ago, is the band’s first single since 2016.

 

 

 

  • Jam-band-to-the-masses Dave Matthews Band has revealed some details of their forthcoming ninth studio album, news of which they first announced in January alongside extensive summer tour dates. The new record is titled Come Tomorrow, and it’s out June 8 from RCA along with a bonus disc of live recordings. Meanwhile, the band’s tour kicks off next month in Texas.

 

  • Blink-182 are back in the recording studio working on a follow-up to 2016’s California if a pair of recent Instagram story photos from band members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker are anything to go by. “NEW BLINK-182 SONGS, DAY ONE,” Hoppus captioned a shot of Barker on the drums; “@BLINK182,” Barker wrote alongside a photo of himself watching Hoppus playing guitar on a couch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Breeders’ label 4AD announced that it will reissue the band’s first four albums on May 18. The early ’90s records, Pod (1990) and Last Splash (1993), will be getting the wax treatment for the first time in the U.S. by 4AD. Mountain Battles (2002) and Title TK (2008) went out of print after their release. As it stands, copies of Title TK start at around $92 on Discogs. A pre-order of the reissue will run you $17.24. You do the math. The classic Breeders lineup is currently touring the U.S. in support of their vital new album All Nerve.

 

  • Moby is auctioning off a huge amount of gear in support of the medical charity Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The auction is taking place at Reverb.com. In terms of equipment that factored into his most beloved album, 1999’s Play, there’s an Ibanez guitar from the ’80s.

 

 

  • Coming off the release of their new album Eat the Elephant and Coachella appearances, A Perfect Circle has extended their U.S. and European tours through the fall. The band first revealed spring tour dates back in February, at the same time as the new album news, and they’ve now added an additional run of shows on each continent, including one at Red Rocks Amphitheater and a couple on the East Coast. Eat the Elephant, A Perfect Circle’s first new album in 14 years, is out now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Scottish synth-alt-pop trio CHVRCHES have announced that they’ll be touring in support of their third full-length Love Is Dead, due out May 25.  After a bunch of summer festival appearances, the band embarks on a North American tour in September, beginning with a September 20 show at the Open Air Theatre in San Diego. Their North American journey ends at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on October 20. This outing marks the first time CHVRCHES will tour with a live drummer.

 

 

  • After announcing a U.K. tour, Garbage has now set dates for a U.S. tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their second album, Version 2.0. The tour will consist of full album performances across the United States at the end of September, immediately following the U.K. leg. Garbage will play 17 shows in the U.S. starting in Seattle, WA and ending in Brooklyn, NY with stops in Portland, Las Vegas and Chicago among other cities. Along with the tour announcement, Garbage will be re-releasing a 20th-anniversary deluxe edition of Version 2.0 on June 22nd.